The Ministry for the Environment has this month released new best practice guidelines for compliance, monitoring and enforcement under the RMA (the “Guidelines”).
The purpose of the Guidelines is to assist Councils with their compliance, monitoring and enforcement (CME) responsibilities under the RMA by clarifying best practice and providing guidance and support through standard tools and templates.
The Guidelines cover all CME activities including how to:
- Strategically approach compliance
- Carry out monitoring and investigations
- Take enforcement actions.
The primary audience for the Guidelines is council CME staff, executive staff, and elected representatives. However, the Guidelines will also assist interested parties to understand how CME is carried out.
To view a full copy of the Guidelines click here.